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July 11, 2011

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore: Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Co-sponsored by SF Bay Area PSR

Wednesday, August 3
Potluck 6:30pm, screening 7:30pm

Free screening of The Forgotten Bomb followed by Q&A with Director Stuart Overbey

This feature documentary follows Bud Ryan, an ordinary man on a journey of discovery that begins with a life-changing trip to Hiroshima, Japan. His encounters there with hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, force him to consider for the first time the perspective of “the bombed,” and to question all that he thought he knew about nuclear weapons and the end of World War II. Bud leads us through an exploration of the many tentacles of nuclear weapons and their effects, as he learns more from interviews with a uranium mine worker, an atomic veteran, Manhattan Project scientists, renowned authors Gar Alperovitz and Jonathan Schell, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, from tours of museums devoted to nuclear weapons, here in the U.S. and in Japan, and more. The film is a study in how knowledge can inspire personal transformation and inspire one to devote a life to the pursuit of peace.

Fellowship of Humanity Hall: 390 27th St. Oakland, CA
Saturday, August 6, 2011  6:00- 9:00 PM

August Action
From Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore: Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power. Demonstrating near the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory against the Mega-Violent and Mega-Toxic Nuclear Industry on the 66th Anniversaries of the US Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Expect fantastic vegetarian food, music, renowned speakers,activities, and a live video conversation with a nuclear bomb survivor in Japan.

Location: Gather at Bill Payne Park, Vasco Rd. and Patterson Pass Rd., Livermore.

Dr. Robert Gould will be one of the speakers, on the public health and environmental health impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and how money for these programs depletes resources for urgent needs.

6-7pm gathering; 7-9pm food, music, speakers, activities, and a live video conversation with a nuclear bomb survivor in Japan.

Tuesday, August 9
Non-Violent Direct Action
8:00am. 66 years after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, protestors will gather at the gates of Livermore Lab for a cermony and non-violent direct action (those who want to can risk arrest by non-violently crossing the gates into the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory).
Location: Gather at the West gate at Vasco Rd. and East Ave., Livermore.

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